NEW LONDON, Conn. – Derik Abbott has been named the first Roger O. Walther (Class of '58) assistant football coach.
Abbott is a 2016 graduate of Robert Morris University with a BA in Communications and earned a Master's degree in Communications from Lindenwood University where was as the offensive quality control coach in 2018. He was the co-offensive coordinator at Olympia High School in Olrando for six months before arriving at the Academy.
Abbott was a member of the 2017 team at Lindenwood. Prior to Lindenwood he played at Robert Morris University from 2012-15. He threw multiple touchdown passes in each of his first three starts as a junior in 2014. Abbott compiled the second-highest completion percentage in a single-season in Robert Morris program history (57.1 percent).
Derik was the quarterbacks coach at Boone High School in Orlando in 2016.
Coast Guard opens the season on Sept. 7th at the University of New England at 1:00.